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Patrick Wall
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I have been unsuccessful inserting a graphic image into an Announcement.

See attachment.

 

Using the icon in the Rich Text Editor, I tried two ways:

1. by selecting "Upload Image" and uploading directly from my computer

2. by selecting "Course Images" after first uploading the image into FILES.

 

Is there something I'm missing?

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Aaron Garner
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Patrick,

What is the format of your image?  Canvas does accept pretty much all the major formats.  Make sure that there is a file format extension like .png, .jpg etc.  I've seen were they were missing.

Also, what browser are you using?  I would stay away from Safari.  Whatever browser you are using try a different one.

Edit:  you can also send the image file to my Delta email address:  aaron.garner@deltacollege.edu

Here is a short video on how I do it.

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Patrick Wall
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My apologies for the slow reply, Aaron.  I have to remember to check back in the Forum because your responses don't come through my email.

I was unclear in my question.  The problem is not with the actual announcement.  It's with the EMAIL that students receive.  All images are apparently removed.  Consequently, my students will only see the graphics if they click on the announcement in Canvas, which few will bother to do.

I'll send this response to you by email as well.

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Vivie Sinou
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Patrick:

Unfortunately, Canvas won't show embedded images (residing in Canvas) in the email of announcements. I searched at the Canvas Community forums and folks have been complaining about this problem for literally years, and nothing has been done about it.  This is clearly an essential feature. Their suggestion is to tell students to click on View Announcement (link at the bottom of email) and view it in Canvas. 

I don't know if they plan to eventually address this, but it's not supported at this time. Unamused  

BTW - to get notifications from the forums on replies to your posts, you will need to be logged on. If you don't have an account, click on Register at the top and create one, and post while you are logged on (you can have your browser to store your login). 

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Posted by: @vivie-sinou

This is clearly an essential feature. Their suggestion is to tell students to click on View Announcement (link at the bottom of email) and view it in Canvas. 

I agree Vivie, there should be a way for them to send the announcement as it appears in Canvas.

In the meantime, you could insert a statement somewhere in your announcement something like:

"This announcement contains graphics.  Please click on View Announcement."

You can also use Inbox where you can attach graphics and media although they won't be in the body of the message.

Aaron

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Deanna de Azevedo
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@Patrick Wall

@vivie-sinou

@aaron-garner

Hello... Argh... and... I agree!

Having an image show in the “email preview” of a Canvas announcement makes a lot of sense and, in my opinion, benefits the student. I use the same solution as Aaron: an image statement. Here are visuals of the same announcement in both Canvas (top) and Outlook:

Announcement Modules View with Line + Note 2021 0427
Announcement Preview in Outlook 2021 0427

Take care,

Deanna

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Patrick Wall
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Aaron--

 

How can students click on "View Announcement" when the Canvas email doesn't contain hyperlinks?

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Aaron Garner
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Patrick, the “View Announcement” is a hyperlink.  This is what the students see at the bottom of the email.

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Patrick Wall
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OK!  I thank you much, Sir, for the excellent help.

 

--Patrick

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